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‘Wellness chair’ program to be implemented in 50 student groups next fall

Fathma Rahman, Assistant Campus Editor

March 30, 2016

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Last spring, Jason Arkin, a junior residing on the same floor as now-sophomore Isabel Schwartz, took his own life. He was the third Northwestern student in less than a year to do so. Schwartz said the incident gave mental health...

CAPS hiring additional staff, mulling adjustment of 12-session cap

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

February 1, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Counseling and Psychological Services is in the midst of discussions on modifying its 12-session limit while also working to fill four counselor positions, CAPS director John Dunkle said. During Fall Quarter, CAPS formed search comm...

ASG continues push for credit requirements reduction

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 8, 2015

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Student Government

As the arrival of the new Weinberg dean approaches, ASG has issued a report calling on the school to reduce the number of credits students need to graduate, although it’s unclear whether the proposal has enough faculty suppo...

Peer listening service to restart with fewer hours, plans to grow

Sophia Bollag, Web Editor

October 17, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The NU Listens pilot program will restart its call-in peer listening services Sunday night. The service, which allows Northwestern students to call anonymously to talk to a peer listener, will operate fewer hours than it did...

Northwestern joins mental health program from Jed, Clinton foundations

Sophia Bollag, Web Editor

October 1, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern has signed on to a new mental health initiative with more than 50 other colleges and universities, the founding non-profit organizations announced Wednesday. The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program aims...

Northwestern Medicine develops blood test for depression

Christine Farolan, Copy Chief

September 24, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Scientists at Northwestern Medicine are developing the first blood test to diagnose depression in adults. The test measures the levels of nine biological markers in a patient to identify how well he or she responds to treatment....